A man wearing a hat stands next to his horse and looks out into the wilderness of Nevada.


“The New West and the Politics of the Environment” explores how iconic Nevada Senator Harry Reid set the foundations for a green new deal in the state using power in new ways to settle water wars with respect for Native Americans, protect endangered species and usher in a just transition to renewable energy. 

The special 90-minute documentary from "Earth Focus" tells the story of the new American West is told through the eyes of legendary Nevada Senator Harry Reid, as he forged allegiances between unlikely allies and crafted policy to grow the economy of his home state while protecting its wilderness and in the process, redefined the future of the West. 

Premieres Dates

Tues. Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET
Wed., Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410)
Thurs. Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal
Sun., Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. ET on WORLD Channel
A special airing will take place on Mon. Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. on KLVX (Vegas PBS) in Las Vegas

Special Event

Senator Reid will take part in a special virtual screening premiere and Q&A session on Tues., Sept. 22 from 4 - 6 pm PT. A special introduction will be given by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.


Host Tom Axtell (General Manager of Vegas PBS)
Juan Devis (KCET/Link TV Chief Creative Officer)
Joe Ely (Stetson Engineers Director of Indian Project Development)
Mauricia Baca (Get Outdoors Nevada Executive Director)
Moderator Jon Christensen (Executive Producer of the film and UCLA Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability)

To register for the virtual event, please visit: TheNewWest.eventbrite.com